I didn't think much of Hot Tub Time Machine (HTTM), so when I found… MoreI didn't think much of Hot Tub Time Machine (HTTM), so when I found out they were doing a part 2, I didn't care if I saw it or not. I ended up watching the second and am I glad I did. Make no mistake, HTTM 2 isn't a very good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it was hilarious. I can't remember many times when I wasn't smiling or laughing at something utterly retarded going on.
These guys work well together, even Adam Scott, who I didn't think was going to fit with the rest of the cast. Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry had some of the best chemistry I'll probably see all year. Corddry's schtick can get old, but he kept a pace that was insane.
There's no need to keep track of the time dilemma most movies have, and this one probably does. That's not part of the fun. Just stretch your cheek muscles before you go in because HTTM 2 is a riot.
Having no idea what to expect, never having seen Spongebob, I have to… MoreHaving no idea what to expect, never having seen Spongebob, I have to say they created the weirdest world I've possibly ever seen. I didn't expect to like The Spongebob Movie, but it was a fun little movie to watch.
It took them a while to get on dry land, and I thought it was going to get redundant while they were in the cartoon, but it didn't. With a few lags here and there, they managed to keep me interested. I don't know the characters, but I liked Spongebob and his friends.
There weren't many people in the theater. I usually gauge a movie like this based on the children in the theater's reaction. The few who were watching were content. There's nothing here that would make me say anyone needs to spend money on Spongebob, but I'm sure they're going to rake in even more come the DVD release. It's worth renting if you have children. Just get ready for poop jokes.
I wasn't sure how they were going to keep me interested in a CG bear… MoreI wasn't sure how they were going to keep me interested in a CG bear not named Ted for more than 30 minutes, but Paddington did just that. When the movie started, it reinforced my doubts about it being a good movie, but as soon as he gets to London (which doesn't take long, it just feels like it), Paddington takes off. They kept the run-time short and used an entertaining cast to keep me involved in the movie.
The Imitation Game is possibly my favorite movie of the year and it… MoreThe Imitation Game is possibly my favorite movie of the year and it and Cumberbatch are worthy of every moment of praise they get. I adore Knightley, and think she's a decent actress. She holds her own and is another thing I could say was fantastic about The Imitation Game. I'll be rooting for this movie every time it's mentioned during the Oscars.
The Wedding Ringer isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It… MoreThe Wedding Ringer isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It started out that way. Kevin Hart wasn't doing well. he and Josh Gad were a bit awkward together.
The Wedding Ringer stays a bit awkward and there isn't a bunch of real character development. Hart and Gad's characters do prove to bond through the film. At the end I liked them and their situation, but not enough to justify me having sat through this movie. Cuoco-Sweeting doesn't add much and is a bit out of place. It's probably her well known character they were trying to use to get butts in the seats, but she's nowhere near the same character as on Big Bang Theory.
Hart should be more selective about his role choices. He's enjoying his time in the limelight, but isn't going to be there much longer with these picks. Don't pay for The Wedding Ringer. You won't miss anything if you never see it.
A good basic idea buried in a bad story, bad casting, horrible CGI,… MoreA good basic idea buried in a bad story, bad casting, horrible CGI, and unviewable fight choreography. Put it all together and you have Jupiter Ascending. This is an overly done waste of time to watch, brought to you by the Wachowski brothers. Yes, the same ones who made one of the best action movies of all time wrote and directed Jupiter Ascending.
Mila Kunis is her usual adorable self, but that brings nothing to this film. Although Tatum shows hints of improving as an actor in other movies, this one is a step back. These two have zero chemistry and the story doesn't build any before they're madly in love. The characters are inconsistent and bad. And the way they spoke, you can hear the same kind of dialogue sitting in the food court at your local mall. And that's the aliens.
I know movies have flaws that in some cases are argued for decades, but they're too obvious in Jupiter Ascending. In fact, I usually don't even notice it in most of them, to be honest. Looking for inconsistencies isn't part of my moviegoing experience. That's why when they're so blatant that I can't miss them, it's BAD. Throw in one last second save after another for the complete experience.
You won't see more jumbled, incoherent fight choreography this year. I say this because it can't get any worse then what's seen here. The CGI looks like something from the '90's. Early '90's.
Nobody should pay to see this. You won't miss anything if you wait for this to come out on a movie channel or even local stations years from now.
Black Sea is a flawed yet entertaining movie. The cast is great. Jude… MoreBlack Sea is a flawed yet entertaining movie. The cast is great. Jude Law leads a crew of well cast actors into the deep, and thrilling sea. This is some of the best cinematography you will find. Very impressive.
The run-time is a little long, but there aren't many flat spots. When there are, you'll notice and it'll give you time to think about the film instead of enjoy the ruckus under the water.
I've always been a fan of Jude Law, and this performance verifies that he is a very strong lead. The characters, primarily Law's, are a bit mish-mashed, but that's more script than the cast.
Black Sea is well placed among the award caliber movies, although it was released in January. It's not an Oscar caliber movie, but it's definitely worth seeing for anyone interested in seeing another good movie instead of the January/February trash we're being bombarded with as I type this.
This joke of a movie is going to appeal to a limited number of people.… MoreThis joke of a movie is going to appeal to a limited number of people. After watching the previews, I saw NO REASON to see Birdman. A friend of mine went and raved about it. Being mentioned for and receiving awards, curiosity got the best of me. Should have went with my gut.
Forget the acting. Yes, you can have great acting in a bad movie. Will Smith in Six Degrees of Separation comes to mind. Nobody stands out that much in Birdman to make it worth seeing. There is a moment of an entertaining movie here and there buried beneath all the gibberish, but not enough to keep me entertained for 2 hours. That's right: TWO HOURS!
If you take actors seriously, and think their lives that go from multi-millionaire to person trying to get it all back after squandering it is interesting, by all means, this movie is for you.
Birdman doesn't make you feel sorry for the lead. It doesn't make him a likable person. He's not even a very insightful guy. He's merely a man who's been so wrapped up in himself for such a long time, that now that everything is collapsing, is having something of a breakdown. It's a selfish douche, his screwed up daughter (surprise), a jerk of a critic (unique), a broadway douchey actor (there's plenty of them), and a cast of low self esteem people ranting about nothing, and I mean nothing, important, for TWO HOURS. Then cap it off with a stupid ending. Aaaand curtain. It's not worth seeing at any point, in my opinion.